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Personal Attacks
While we encourage lively debates and discussions, we will not tolerate personal attacks of any kind. Any person attacking another forum member will receive a warning and may have their offensive posts removed. One more offense and the offending member will be permanently suspended from AZHT. Any member that physically threatens another member, vendor or moderator on AZHT will result in an immediate automatic suspension. Repeated name calling and insults will not be tolerated. Members are certainly going to disagree from time-to-time, but the disagreement should be about the topic not the person posting. Please keep debates factual and constructive and keep in mind you can always ‘agree to disagree’ rather than enter into a heated argument.

Messages
We reserve the right to delete posts or messages for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, AZHT, The AZHT Community and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). As a privately owned website we reserve the right to revoke your membership to the forum or disable your posting ability for any or no reason whatsoever.

Creating New Posts
Members are free to post replies in any threads or create new posts in the forums. Always try to make meaningful and complete posts and try to select the appropriate forum. At times, moderators may move your post to another forum that is more suitable for the topic you have posted. Please try to use a descriptive title for your post, something like “Need Help!” is not useful and will cause many experienced members to skip your post. Although AZHT members do have a post count, we do not encourage members to post just for the sake of posting. Doing so will result in deletion of your posts, warnings, and possibly membership suspension. Examples of meaningless posts are: • What did you have for breakfast today? • It is so hot here. Please create only one single post for your topic – do not ‘spam’ multiple forums by creating multiple threads or links to posts in other sub-forums without the permission of the forum administrator.

Moderators
AZHT Moderators are a group of volunteers to help facilitate discussion on AZHT and they interpret and enforce our forum rules. They should not to be argued with in public when enforcing forum rules and guidelines. All members are welcome to speak with the moderators about their concerns in a polite and calm manner in private. If you have a complaint, you can contact the administrator. Do not smart off to moderators. They are here by choice alone, and have been bestowed the privilege of maintaining this wonderful site, and acting on direct authority from the Owner and Administrator himself to enforce the rules, regulations, etiquette, and desired environment. Harassment of moderators and administrators may result in immediate suspension of your access to our forum. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or issues with a moderator or a moderator decision, DO NOT create a post, please contact an administrator via PM or at admin@azht.net.

Posting in the Appropriate Forum & Avoiding Off-Topic Replies
Members are to respect the designated topics for each forum when posting their messages. This includes lounge, classified, or any other sort of posting that does not directly go along with the topic that has been designated for that forum. Those who post messages that do not relate to the topic area will have their threads moved. Please stay on topic; when a thread goes off-topic the valuable information within is often lost and difficult to find with the search feature later on. Do not reply to one person in the thread about something totally unrelated. Either use AZHT's private message feature to contact them or start another thread with the new subject.

Response to Comments
If you have a problem with another member's comments in a posted thread, do not respond with any further comments that will aggravate the situation. Reacting to a hostile post with more hostility also puts you in jeopardy, and puts you at risk for action against your account even if it was initially another member’s fault – it takes two to argue. Members have two options of recourse: 1) Email or private message the moderators of the forum in which the offensive comment is posted, directing them to the individual and thread in which the problem occurs. Use the "Notify a Moderator" button on the bottom of the offensive post to accomplish the same thing. Moderators will look into the issues and take the appropriate actions. 2) Resolve the problem between both of you via email or Private Message (PM).

Non-work-safe Images
AZHT strives to be a work-safe forum that allows our members to view topics without breaking most corporate web access rules. No nude images or overtly sexual content are allowed to be posted on our forum, used in signature images or avatars, or stored in our AZHT gallery. These items will be removed without notice. We also ask that a certain level of decorum be observed when posting ‘gross’ pictures. If your co-worker or grandmother would be shocked if they saw what you’re posting, then don’t post it. Members who violate the rule will be warned either in public or in private, and a second time will result in suspension. These threads or gallery pictures will have images removed and locked or deleted without notification to the member.

Prohibited Topics
The following topics and links are prohibited on AZHT: • Carfax requests on any records of a particular VIN. The Carfax service is inexpensive insurance and AZHT does not allow theft of their service on our forum. • Links to sales on auction sites such as eBay or other commerce websites to promote an item the member is selling elsewhere or has a vested interest in. • Links to multi-level marketing, pyramid schemes or other posts where the member posting the link achieves financial or other personal gains. • Links or discussion / promotion of illegal drug use • Links to pornography or links to other sites that are not work safe, including sites with banner advertisements that are not work safe. • Advertisements for non-approved vendors or group buys sponsored by non-approved vendors or other automotive forums • Links to posts on other forums that foster cross-forum arguments These threads may be removed, locked or deleted without notification to the member.

Group Buys
Group Buys (GB) are allowed ONLY in conjunction with an AZHT authorized vendor. ‘Gathering interest’ group buy posts are also not allowed without the prior support of an authorized AZHT vendor which can be coordinated directly through the vendor or requested of moderators or the forum administrator. Linking to group buys sponsored by non-AZHT vendors or on other forums is not allowed. Inappropriate GB posts will be promptly closed or removed without notice.

Signatures, Avatars and URL links
AZHT has some reasonable guidelines regarding signature size and content, to keep AZHT a forum that's easy for our members to read... no giant signature banners and text that takes up half the screen on each post, friendly for dial-up, no unwanted advertising and 100% work-safe. Repeated abuse of the forum signature rules will cause the member to forfeit the privilege to have a signature on our forum or suspension of their access. 1) A maximum of 8 lines of normal sized (default) text, including blank lines 2) No profanity allowed 3) Macromedia Flash signatures are prohibited 4) Advertising any business in your signature/user title when you are not an AZHT supporting vendor is also not allowed. Avatar file size is restricted by the forum software to 120x120. Avatar images must follow the work safe image rules outlined above. Home page URLs contained in the member profile cannot contain links to non-work safe sites. Members who enable avatars, URLs and signatures that do not follow the guidelines above may receive private or public warnings or may have their images edited or removed without warning. Repeated issues will cause the privilege of having a signature, avatar and/or website URL to be removed as options for that member.

Classifieds / AZHT Marketplace
Members should be aware that when placing an item for sale on AZHT in the classified area, or when purchasing an item that was posted in the aforementioned area, there is a "buy/sell at your own risk" policy in effect. Items posted without prices may be deleted at any time. AZHT is in no way responsible for any transactions that take place as result of a posting on this site. If there is a problem, it needs to be privately resolved between the parties and AZHT will not get involved. For every item, please post a detailed description (condition, part number, color, etc.) and a price - no ‘feeler’ or ‘gathering interest’ posts are allowed, either you’re selling the item or you aren’t. There are no ‘dibs’ honored by posting on the thread; the seller may determine who he/she sells to based on their personal criteria. For sale and want to buy (“WTB) posts are allowed only in the AZHT marketplace forums, not the main forums. If you have an item that can be used across multiple models, pick one and only one classified forum to place the item in, or use the ‘general’ for sale area. No auction style sales are allowed because they have the propensity to create arguments and bad feelings because of the inherent conflict that bidding for an item creates. Following are examples of auction style posts that are not allowed: • Private message me an offer on this part. • Here’s a link to a part I’m selling on eBay, check it out! Only authorized AZHT vendors may start posts in the AZHT Vendor Marketplace. You must read these rules and follow them when posting items for sale.

Membership
Only one AZHT account is allowed per person. We reserve the right to delete any membership without prior warning. You agree, through the Terms of Service, that you will not use AZHT to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory of any kind, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, racial, stereotypical, sexist remarks threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violation of any law. You agree not to use the addresses of any member on the forum for any other purpose than personal communication with that member. AZHT welcomes members of all sexes, races, religions, ethnicities, etc. Both new and existing members should be made to feel welcome and never persecuted. As AZHT is currently a male-dominated forum, female members should not be made to feel pressured to meet other forum members, provide personal information, post pictures of themselves, etc. Members can have their access removed from AZHT either temporarily or permanently for violating forum rules or Terms of Service. Moderators generally will provide private and/or public warnings before taking this action, but should the member continue to violate forum rules access will be removed without warning or notification.

Multiple Forum IDs Not Allowed / Banned Members
If you are having problems with your user account, do not create a new one. Only one account is allowed per member. If would like to change your username, or you are having trouble logging in, please PM or email an administrator using the email addresses found on the ‘contact us’ page. Once AZHT access is removed from a member, re-joining AZHT under a new member name is forever forbidden unless approved by an administrator (the original account will be reactivated if this is the case). Should a banned member attempt to re-join the forum illegally, AZHT has the right to contact the banned member’s ISP with a request to remove service and the right to take legal action against the banned member. IMPORTANT NOTICE to Banned Users: If you have been suspended or banned by AZHT and attempt to register again using some means to get around the ban such as using another user name you agree to a $5,000 dollar reinstatement fee. By clicking on the checkbox ‘I have read, and agree to abide by the AZHT Forums rules’ to rejoin AZHT you have formally agreed to pay this fee. You also agree that any disputes will be resolved in a court of law in a state selected by AZHT. Your continued access to the forums is not guaranteed by payment of this fee, nor are you excused from meticulously following the forum rules outlined in this document.

Vendor Sales and Advertising
Except for AZHT authorized vendors, vendor sales and advertising of any kind are strictly prohibited in any posting area of AZHT forums. This restriction applies to vendors offering services as well as any products. Using AZHT membership for product development research is also prohibited without approval of the administrator. Vendors interested in advertising on AZHT should contact us at admin@azht.net. All non-approved advertising threads will be deleted, moved or closed. Members who are vendors or acting on behalf of vendors who ignore these rules will also have their private messaging and / or forum access limited, or their account suspended permanently. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Non-AZHT-authorized vendors who persist in promotion or advertising on our forums after being requested to desist by an AZHT moderator or administrator agree to promptly pay a fee equivalent to no less than the 12 month AZHT sponsor program. By clicking on the checkbox ‘I have read, and agree to abide by the AZHT Forums rules’ to join AZHT you have formally agreed to pay this fee under this circumstance. You also agree that any disputes will be resolved in a court of law in a state selected by AZHT. Remitting the vendor fee does not automatically grant you forum sponsorship or the right to advertise; your company application will be considered based on a number of factors including reputation, time in market, brick & mortar or web presence, interest to AZHT members and other factors. Your fee will not be returned if you are not approved. Vendor rules are in place for two reasons. First, these rules protect our forum members from fly-by-night vendors, rip-off artists, etc who join forums simply to post, take your money and disappear into the night. Second, approved vendors help support AZHT financially and they are the primary reason AZHT is able to stay up and running. It is fair that only they have limited access to ALL of AZHT's members.

Disclaimer
The opinions and comments made in the posts written by our members are the rights to and the responsibility of the individual member. AZHT assumes no responsibility for the content expressed or implied by its membership.

Closing Note on Forum Rules to Our Members
In closing… Thank you for taking the time to read our forum rules. We do ask our members to follow these rules and we do enforce them. Although it sounds like we’re asking a lot, they make AZHT a more mature, readable and helpful forum. We think we have created a very special import car enthusiast community and we’re glad you have taken the time to join us.



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